The Randygoat Hoody by Nau combines a chic design with top notch fabrics while being ecologically conscious.
Nau has taken the venerable hoody to a new level by starting with a cutting edge fabric. Merino wool has been fused with recycled polyester fleece to provide a fabric that is ultra-soft on the inside with the merino wool’s warmth, odor control, and breathability on the outside. Proving that sustainability doesn’t mean one has to compromise, only certified, traceable, merino wool and 95% recycled polyester plastic are used to produce this fabric. The Randygoat design strikes a slim silhouette from its full hood down to its cuffed sleeves. A three snap neck provides ease of entry as well as ventilating options. The heathered wool exterior is available in two colors in men’s sizes from small to 2X-large.
Helping to create a sustainable world is part of Nau’s business philosophy; they donate 2% of every sale to “Partners for Change.” Thinking beyond the products they produce, they help these nonprofit organizations, whose projects build environmentally sound economies, form tomorrow’s leaders and work toward a healthier world.
Testing of the Randygoat Hoody commenced this past winter and ran into spring under a variety of weather conditions. The dark gray heathered Nau hoody was true to size and easy to pair with other clothing. Worn during an afternoon of hiking, it easily took the place of a light jacket or sweater. Worn alone, it provided warmth for temperatures into the low forties Fahrenheit while still being comfortable as temperatures rose into the sixties. Additional warmth was attainable by wearing the Randygoat over a first layer. During light rain showers, the combination of the wool and polyester fleece continued to keep the author warm even when a little wet. The stylish cut allowed it to pair well with everything from blue jeans to dress slacks. The hoody, with its dark gray heather merino wool exterior, was more than fashionable enough to wear out to a casual dinner.
The Nau Randygoat Hoody combines classic styling with real world performance, all while working towards a sustainable, environmentally sound world.
- Color: Caviar heather, Zinc heather
- Size: small-2X-large
- Price: $140.00
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Disclosure: I received a sample of this product for the purposes of this review, but the opinions expressed are my own.